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How to avoid a computer virus

How to avoid a computer virus

Case study: How a client succumbed to a crafty computer hacker You may know the actions to take to avoid being infected by a computer virus, yet these rogue hackers are so canny they will manipulate a situation so that, when your guard is down, they attack. This is...
7 helpful Excel tips

7 helpful Excel tips

7 simple tips for the everyday Excel user The majority of us use Excel to some extent in our day to day working life. Unless you are an analyst or your job role requires you to use this diverse tool to the extreme, most of us barely touch even 20% of the functionality...

What is phishing?

How can you recognise a phishing email and what can you be doing about it? Microsoft sum it up very succinctly; Phishing email messages, websites, and phone calls are designed to steal money. Cybercriminals can do this by installing malicious software on your computer...

Being held to Ransomware

Far too many businesses are inadvertently putting themselves at risk of being caught out by a type of computer virus known as ‘Ransomware’. If infected the implications can be costly, either from the financial ransom demanded or from the downtime whilst the problem is...

Synchronise emails across all devices

Having access to your emails anytime, anyplace, anywhere is a given these days. Most people send and receive emails whilst out of the office between meetings, commuting to and from work or catching up whilst at home at the beginning or end of the day. All this is...

Tackling the IT skills shortage

If you’ve tried and failed to hire and retain good IT staff that’s not surprising. In fact, 1 in 2 UK companies are experiencing this IT skills shortage problem, which is at its highest in the South East where, according to research by Node4, 65% of SMEs are...

Adware and Malware

Fight against Adware and Malware Damn those adverts that pop up on your computer! They make you feel as though you’re being stalked! Where on earth are they coming from? What is Adware? If you’ve noticed advertisements being displayed on your computer or find that...

Should I upgrade to Windows 10?

Our advice when Windows 10 came out in July 2015 was to wait until the New Year before upgrading. This grace period has allowed for any bugs to be rectified and reduces the chance of any problems to your system from being one of the first to install the upgrade....

How to plan IT requirements for 2016

There are the obvious plans relating to turnover, customers, products /services and staff and skills that are made for the coming year. But one area that is frequently overlooked and just as important are your IT plans. Your IT infrastructure and its on-going ‘health’...

Are you ready to work from home?

Whether it’s bad weather, holidays, illness or purely time savings it’s very convenient for you and your staff to be able to work away from the office or from home on the odd occasion. If you plan ahead for these eventualities it will make life a whole lot easier when...